I made the rookie error in thinking that I was the first person to post about this problem. There are indeed several threads that discuss the problems/benefits of certain hearing aids. High end Opticon seems to be the type of choice. I'll be interested to hear how it affects the music. I guess the way I figure it, if there is an equalization curve that boosts the low and high end in line with my deficit, maybe something will be better than nothing and I can go back to blowing $$$ on even better equipment, LOL!
@blueranger, you are likely referring to the OTO trials. They are still ongoing, but the Phase II trials in the US did not demonstrate any statistically significant improvements. The Phase II in Europe did and the company is doing a Phase III trial in . . . Europe, what a surprise. Meniere's is a crappy disease, but I have read that there are a lot of people that have it significantly worse than I do, and there are significantly worse health problems to have, so that is some consolation.
I've also found that with the right strain of medical marijuana, all my music sounds excellent -- even my early 1970's Led Zeppelin bootlegs! And its a lot cheaper than a hearing aid or new speakers, LOL!